Monthly Archives: September 2011

Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton

What I like most about Dreena’s books, in addition to the great food photography, is that she doesn’t rehash the same familiar recipes you find in a lot of other cookbooks.  Plus, while her recipes sometimes call for ingredients you may not have used before, they remain simple to prepare and even unfamiliar ingredients can […]

Sweet Potato-Spelt Biscuits

These simple vegan sweet potato biscuits are so moist and flaky, they practically melt in your mouth. Fantastic to serve with fall meals, especially as an accompaniment to chili or other stews, these are also a welcome addition to your vegan Thanksgiving menu. Contributed by Cathe Olson from The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook.*

Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

At this point in her cookbook writing career, I think Isa could put out a book titled 137 Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts and it would not only be a best seller, but a favorite on vegan message boards everywhere (Really. Her roasted brussels sprouts recipe is great.). After the success of Vegan with a Vengeance,* Vegan Cupcakes Take […]

Virginia Peanut Soup

Admittedly rich, this traditional Southern-style peanut soup has an intensely nutty flavor. Served in moderate portions, it’s immensely satisfying.

Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine* by Bryant Terry fills a niche that’s been long left empty: good, healthy vegan food rooted in traditional African-American cuisine. It’s one of many excellent cookbooks released this year and is definitely one that belongs on your shelf if you’re looking to get more veggies into your […]

Forks Over Knives

When the documentary film Forks Over Knives* premiered in New York City this past spring, I was honored to be invited to speak on a post-screening panel. Now this important film about how plant-based diets can prevent as well as reverse disease is available on DVD. The “stars” of this film are Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, […]

Dill Bread

Contributed by Carol Smolinski. I love this bread as an accompaniment for any savory soup.  They also make the best sandwiches: Earth Balance Mayo, thinly sliced: avocado, tomato, cucumber, leafy green lettuce, spinach leaves, kale, roasted veggies, steamed sliced squash – the ingredients for a sandwich are endless! I love savory offerings and also have […]

Almost-Raw Cheez Sauce

The only items in this sauce that aren’t raw in this luscious almost-raw vegan cheese sauce are the nutritional yeast and the rice milk or hemp milk. There’s no non-dairy cheese of any sort in this; so it’s amazing how very cheesy it tastes!